Directed by Sara Sugarman
Starring Phil Daniels, Keith Allen and Jamie Blackley
“HAS CULT CLASSIC WRITTEN ALL OVER IT” – THE SUN
“THE PUNK SPIRIT LIVES AGAIN IN VINYL” – DAILY EXPRESS
“VINYL IS A JOY! FUNNY, SURPRISING AND SUBTLE” – TERRY JONES, Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Based on the story of Mike Peters’ true rock and roll hoax of 2004, VINYL tells how a group of washed-up rockers hoodwinked top record labels, radio DJs, and the entire rock music world by releasing a pop punk single under a fictitious teenage band’s name….…now they just need to teach this rowdy bunch of kids what true punk spirit is all about!
In Sara Sugarman’s VINYL, much-loved British icons Phil Daniels Quadrophenia) and Keith Allen (Trainspotting) return to the big screen, supported by a sensational young cast, with charismatic newcomer Jamie Blackley (Snow White and the Huntsman, London Boulevard) delivering a standout performance that’s sure to mark him out as one to watch in 2013.
After a booze-fuelled jam session, Johnny Jones (Phil Daniels, above-right with Perry Benson) and his old band-mates from the once revered The Weapons of Happiness come up with a gem of a pop punk single. The problem is that no one is interested in resigning a bunch of aging rock stars. But Johnny’s not one to quit easily. And he has a plan – a hoax that will reveal the sham that the music industry has become.
Johnny and his band-mates assemble a talent-less bunch of teenagers to be the face of their new single. Holed up in a house in North Wales, The Weapons of Happiness teach these young upstarts how to talk the talk and walk the walk before un-leashing them and their single upon the nation.
VINYL is released on DVD on 22nd July 2013
The release includes DVD extras: VINYL – BEHIND THE SCENES, MIKE PETERS UNSEEN INTERVIEW, 45RPM: THE TRUE STORY OF VINYL, OFFICIAL MOVIE ‘FREE ROCK AND ROLL’ MUSIC VIDEO, SARA SUGARMAN’S VIDEO DIARY, ‘LA LA LONDON’ MUSIC VIDEO, THE ALARM’S ‘FREE ROCK AND ROLL’ MUSIC VIDEO
Certificate 15 | Feature Running Time 85 minutes
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